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Rock Creek Loop

  • Nov 10, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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Join a ride from East Falls Church to Bethesda, and back through Rock Creek Park 

Ride Details

Things to see: Nothing special
Traffic & hazards: Some motorized traffic; pedestrians, other cyclists

Note: The start pedaling time for all  rides will be 10:30 A.M.

Ride A

Distance: 42 miles
Terrain: Flat to moderate hills
Total Climb: 2000 ft
Max Grade: 8%
Surface: Paved roads and bike paths, one section of crushed stone
Pace: 14+ mph
Pedaling time: about 3.5 hours
Recommended Bicycle Type(s): Road, cyclocross
Route Map:
Cue sheets will be provided
Comments: This will be a loop via Custis, Capitol Crescent, Georgetown Branch, and W&OD Trails, and a road segment down Beach Dr and Rock Creek Pkwy

Ride B

Distance: 20 miles
Terrain: Flat to slightly hilly
Total Climb: 900 ft
Max Grade: 6%
Surface: Paved roads and bike paths
Pace: 10 - 13 mph
Pedaling time: about 3 hours
Recommended Bicycle Type(s): Road, cyclocross, hybrid
Route Map:
Cue sheets will be provided
Comments: An Arlington Loop: W&OD to Custis trail, Mt Vernon trail, 4 Mile Run trail, and back via W&OD.

After Ride Details

We will meet up at Mad Fox in East Falls Church for post ride refreshment!

What to Bring

• Helmet - Mandatory!

•  Liquids - just cause it's colder doesn't mean  you don't dehydrate!

•  Photo ID

•  Cell Phone

•  Money - Cash or credit card for food or emergency

•  Bicycle Emergency Kit - (cash, mini tool, inner tube, CO2 cartridge or hand pump, etc.)

•  Bike lock

•  Camera - It's always nice to have pictures to remind us of the fun we have!

Other Things to Keep in Mind

• Please review the group's No Show Policy.

•  If you change your RSVP to "not going" within 2 hours of the event start time, please call or text the event host.

•  If you RSVPed "yes" and you are unable to attend due to unexpected circumstances, please call or text the event host.
Please include your name in all text or voice messages so we know who you are.

•  No go if conditions are bad. This includes precipitation (rain, hail, sleet, snow, ice) or very high probability of precipitation, wet roads, tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards, excessive heat, earthquakes, locusts, or cats & dogs falling out of the sky.

Questions & Contact Info

As always, if you have any questions, you may email the organizer(s) for the event or post your question as a comment. The cell numbers for the event organizers will be emailed to you the day before the event.

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  • Clifton

    I liked the ride and enjoyed meeting the new riders to the group. Like most rides we take into DC (especially when heading to Bethesda) there were a few breaks causing smaller groups. It is important to have a bailout route to get back to the start point. Thanks to Ted for organizing and sponsoring the lunchtime tag up. I liked the Mad Fox. We have to use it as a lunchtime haunt on a later ride.

    November 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This ride kicked my butt, but i appreciate all the folks who stayed behind and helped me when my chain fell off in the beginning. Thanks Clifton for sticking with me encouraging me in the last stretch of the ride. Also, a big thanks to the folks who helped fix my flat tire. I owe someone a tube. I think it is Denise. Sorry, i am horrible with names.

    November 12, 2013

    • Clifton

      It was my pleasure Amber. Thank you for the kind words. I hope to see you again.

      November 14, 2013

  • h

    thanks for organizing a great ride!

    November 10, 2013

  • andrea

    Unable to go, injured horse.

    November 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I haven't received the cell ph #'s for the event organizers, and am also not certain Ride B is taking place. Do we have enough riders?

    November 9, 2013

  • Jane J.

    Would love to do this. I get on the w&od near falls church. I am out of town this week. Next time. Have fun!

    November 9, 2013

  • Dave


    November 9, 2013

  • Keith C.

    Is this ride on one of the trails? Don't know the area..... Is it like the W&OD type of ride?

    1 · November 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would love to ride with you guys again! Unfortunately I'll be in Florida this weekend. Next time!!

    November 7, 2013

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